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Address: Third and Poulin, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
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+1 816-232-5861
10:00 - 16:00
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An unusual and enjoyable experience.

A true diamond in the rough. Very limited hours of operation, but well worth the effort, when considering there is only one employee, who is the Director, curator, historian... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Steven W
Rochester IN
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Robidoux Row provides some insights into life in St. Joseph when the city served as a busy hub for pioneers heading westward.

Thank williame975
Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fortunately, this structure was saved from the highway cutting through years ago. The museum now gives a very good look into the founder and early days of St. Joseph and the surrounding area. It has a good collection of artifacts and does not take too long to fully explore. Worth seeing.

Thank dr2u
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting St. Joseph we visited the Robidoux Row Museum and had the pleasure of the Executive Director giving us a guided tour. It was a very educational and informative look at the founding of the city of St. Joseph. The museum was chock full of Joseph Robidoux's personal artifacts, including his bedroom and kitchen. I'm not going to give... More 

Thank LaJuania D
Rochester IN
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

A true diamond in the rough. Very limited hours of operation, but well worth the effort, when considering there is only one employee, who is the Director, curator, historian, housekeeper, and tour guide, all rolled into one. We were impressed by her knowledge and her passion for the museum, the city of St. Joseph, and its history.

Thank Steven W
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a unique historic structure built by the founder of Saint Joseph. He was a French Trapper and rented "rooms" to fellow trappers and MO river travelers. Closed til spring.

Thank Wickie U
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It was a bit tricky getting there, but GPS to the rescue. The building is in very good condition outside and the "backyard" area was lovely and charming. The museum was closed when we drove and stopped outside. The brochure suggests it is a very good small museum considering the era (18940s) and the ingenuity of the city's founder, Joseph... More 

Thank Ann T
Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We did a drive by with a tour guide and didn't get to see inside. The row is significant because it was kept from being destroyed and the building is one of the older in St. Joseph.

1 Thank Gayle S
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It's a small museum but interesting. I like it when the curators are passionate about their places. It doesn't get many visitors but they are appreciative. Interesting story behind the place.

2 Thank JCMKc
Washougal, Washington
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401 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Great history of trapping, fur traders who settled the area and so much to see. It's an unpretentious museum in a not so great neighborhood but is a must see! We thoroughly enjoyed the artifacts, tour guide and exhibits in such a relaxed atmosphere!

2 Thank RitaBrandley
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This was a great little museum on the founder of St. Joseph. Amazing that the building is still holding up. Has some of the original wood floor boards still intact. Joseph Robidoux died in this house in the 1850's. Wonder if his ghost is still here?

2 Thank handyrandy6201

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